Author Archives: James

About James

As a semi-retired senior, I researched the story of the lost gold bars of Camp McKinney. My years in agriculture allowed me to comfortably search the rugged BC forest uncovering valuable clues over the years. Although I have paid a high cost for my unwavering search, I have once again seen the magick and power in nature.

Mileage and Expenses for the Quest by Year

10 trips resulted in 6,230 kilometers (3871 miles) driven; $11,142.00 spent in 2012 19 trips resulted in 10,462 kilometers (6500 miles) driven; $2897.53 spent in 2013 20 trips resulted in 11,960 kilometers (7431 miles) driven; $6472.22 spent in 2014 10 … Continue reading

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2021

Some say life is like a roll of toilet paper… the closer we get to the end, the quicker it goes. At sixty-nine years of age, I’m spiralling towards the end at a fair clip. If I’m lucky, family genetics … Continue reading

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My Special Christmas Eve

While operating a small, mixed irrigated farm in southern Alberta, I noticed this small miracle. The four birds only roosted in that manner for that one night. Similar accounts have been recorded over the years, something unlikely to happen in … Continue reading

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Winter Drive towards Little Fish Lake

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Winter in Rock Creek Canyon

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Another Year Races By

In my previous blog I sent out an appeal for someone to join me to help conclude the search. Youth and brawn are needed to help conclude this exciting but slow motion adventure. I met a couple of individuals who … Continue reading

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Gold Bars Denied

This isn’t the conclusion I expected. Yet here I am, admitting that I did not recover at least one of the two lost gold bars. And the exceptional high price of gold these days rubs salt into the wounds of … Continue reading

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Research and Writing

Despite the covid-19 issues facing every walk of life these days, I have been lucky to benefit from the talents of researchers at Washington State libraries and the Puget Sound Regional Archives. I knew that James Monaghan enjoyed his wealth … Continue reading

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Missing the Forest

Last year I only had the chance to visit the target area once. Another year on and I am missing that special place big time. When I’m in nature, fully immersed in nature, I’m a child. There is no right … Continue reading

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Write On

Writing is an interesting art. At times I struggle for the proper words but other times the words flow and the writing occasionally surprises me. I’ve written most of the nonfiction portion of the story that covers from 2012 to … Continue reading

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